10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), December 21-23
ApocaLipgloss at Beauty Bar (Friday, free before 10 p.m., $5 after)
Spend your (possibly) last night on earth dancing away your troubles at ApocaLipgloss, a special, end-of-the-world edition of Michael Trundle's long-running dance party. DJs boyhollow, option4 and Tyler Jacobson will spin the soundtrack to the night of apocalyptic fun. For more about Lipgloss, check out Josiah Hesse's in-depth interview with Trundle.
Kissing Party Christmas Party at the Skylark Lounge (Saturday, $5)
Forgo your office Christmas party for something that's sure to be way more entertaining than watching your co-workers get trashed. Local band Kissing Party is throwing its second annual Christmas bash, complete with musical performances by Littles Paia, Shady Elders and Safe Boating Is No Accident, as well as comedy from Ben Roy, Adam Cayton-Holland and Chris Charpentier. Have a holiday cocktail and enjoy what's sure to be a stellar lineup of holiday cheer.
Holiday Party at PosterScene (Saturday, free)
This holiday bash at Boulder rock-and-roll shop PosterScene will feature music from the Pete Kartsounes String Band as well as refreshments that you can enjoy while you browse the collection of vintage and contemporary posters. Everything will be 20 percent off, so this is also a a great opportunity to buy the music lover in your life a last- minute gift.
Holiday Sweater Party at Old Curtis Street (Saturday, $5)
There aren't many places left where you can wear your ugliest holiday sweater, so be sure to take advantage of this stellar opportunity. Local bands Rubedo, Scattergather and the Daggermouth Spectacular will act as the soundtrack for this night of music, drinking and tacky holiday clothes at Old Curtis.
TubaChristmas at Skyline Park (Sunday, free)
If the world's made it to Sunday, what better way to celebrate than by watching a bunch of tubas play music? Three hundred tuba players will gather in Skyline Park today to play holiday music for shoppers along the 16th Street Mall as part of a program put on by the University of Colorado at Denver's College of Arts & Media.